Click on the title of the below organisations to visit their website and find out more:
Cool Australia is all about educating young Australians for a sustainable future. Cool Australia provides online educational material and support to the teaching community free of charge. They bring sustainability and our environment into Australian classrooms, providing teachers with engaging, fun and informative learning activities and units of work on a whole range oftopics.
The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria education service utilises the rich natural and cultural resources of Melbourne and Cranbourne Gardens to provide opportunities to enliven and enhance the learning of students from kindergarten to tertiary. The service also provides teacher professional development and teachers’ resources.
for early childhood centres, schools, tertiary institutions, adult groups and individuals on sustainability and environmental education including a wide range of excursions and incursions; education specialists and mentors to come your school, network meeting or event to facilitate a variety of teacher professional development workshops; and a diverse range of short courses and workshops and courses for people of all ages and abilities on sustainable gardening, sustainable cooking and sustainable living.
Cultivating Community offers a range of services to assist in the development of sustainable community food projects. Their School Food Gardens Program will provide your school with a vibrant and productive garden and outdoor classroom where one can tie all learning into the curriculum. They will teach children how to grow their own food, reduce food waste and act sustainably.
The Kitchen Garden Classroom membership has all the ingredients you need to create a delicious, fun and rewarding learning experience. With hundreds of resources at your fingertips, you can pick and choose how best to bring a taste of pleasurable food education to your students.
Kevin Heinze Grow For 40 years Kevin Heinze Grow has provided tailored therapeutic horticulture services to some of the most vulnerable people in our community. The Kevin Heinze Grow vision is health and wellbeing through connection to nature and community. Kevin Heinze Grow is a registered NDIS provider.
Gould League equips teachers to integrate science, geography and sustainability into their curriculum, connects students with their natural world and empowers the community to live more sustainably.
Environment Education Victoria (EEV) is an independent, not-for-profit, membership-based organisation. EEV promotes the development of environmental education and sustainable behaviour change in both formal education and community settings, and offers professional support to practitioners in the field.
ResourceSmart Schools is a Victorian Government initiative that helps schools benefit from embedding sustainability in everything they do. ResourceSmart Schools helps schools reduce costs while giving students the opportunity to learn about sustainability in a tangible and realistic environment. Their website helps your school track their sustainability journey and identify savings made. Their Sustainability Certification process rewards your progress and allows you to reach for the stars.
BookAChook delivers all over Melbourne (Victoria) and supply the coop, the chooks, the food, and plenty of good advice on how you can bring a little of the country into your own school yard. If you are thinking of getting some chooks to compliment your school garden, you can even try before you buy.
Local Council websites may have resources to help your school’s garden project. Councils often provide sustainability information offering free education tools, planting guides, incursions and/or excursions and may even have grants available. Click here to be taken to the Victorian Council Map to find your council.
Local Nurseries – We encourage you to visit and build a relationship with your local nursery. Nurseries have expert knowledge of the range of flora available and suitable for your area. Invite them to visit your school for advice and, in return, you could thank them in your newsletter and encourage families to support their business. Nurseries may also have old stock that could be donated to your school.